Adrienne (Adie) Lucille Ross Pozzi | Obituary
STREATOR – Adrienne (Adie) Lucille Ross Pozzi, 79, born August 13, 1941, to James and Lorene (Baden) Ross at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator, Illinois, reunited with her Heavenly Father and the angels above on June 25, 2021.
The Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11:30 am Thursday at St. Michael the Archange Church, Streator with Father Austin Bosse officiating. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Streator.
Adie has lived her entire life in Streator, Illinois, she attended Ralph Plumb Elementary School and graduated from Streator Township High School, Class of 1959. She married Victor John Pozzi Jr. of Cherry Illinois on March 3, 1962. , at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cherry, Illinois. Vic and Adie celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in 2021.
After family, Adie’s main love was the arts and the beauty of the world! She was a talented clothing designer and seamstress who ran her own business for many years. She then shared her talents as a head dressmaker at Bridal Cottage and Opdykes. Chances are, if you were married to Streator in the 70s-90s, Adie probably changed your dress for you or maybe made a First Communion dress for your little girl !. Adrienne won 2 1st place ribbons at Streator’s Bicentennial 1976, 1 for the dress she designed and worn and the other for her Himmel Torte. In recent years, Adie has won another 1st Place Sewing Ribbon at the Illinois State Fair!
Throughout her life Adrienne excelled in singing, winning numerous 1st place trophies and Blue Ribbon awards statewide. In her youth, she studied singing under the Lucille Schiffbauer sofa and was mentored by John Rouillard of Streator High School, who encouraged her to continue her education after graduating from high school. Throughout her life, she followed her love of music, singing at many private receptions, most notably for the Governor of Illinois. Throughout the ’70s,’ 80s and ’90s, Adie was a popular choice to sing at weddings across the region, accompanied by her lifelong friend Sharon Hatzer. The duo have also provided St. Patrick’s Day musical entertainment for SAFOE’s holiday shenanigans for decades. As a dedicated Catholic, she taught music at St. Anthony’s Elementary School, was a member of the Streator Community Choir, and was a member and director of the St. Stephen’s / St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for 5 decades. Notably, Adie’s commitment to the Catholic faith and God was the foundation of her life.
A proud member of St. Stephen’s Parish, Adie was an active member of the Parent’s Club, making all of the cheerleader uniforms for the first cheerleading team from 1976-1977. She has worked on annual parish chicken dinners, ice cream, and salad lunches.
Adie was an accomplished Southwestern and folklore painter, selling many of her works at local art fairs and craft shows in the ’80s and’ 90s.
Adie loved dancing to Indian Acres in Streator, where she brought in her younger sister, Mary Lou, to take to the dance floor. Adie and her sister-in-law, Joni Pozzi, loved dancing the night away at local venues, including the Les Buzz Ballroom in Spring Valley! She was a member of the Streator Boot Kickers and an avid Irish dancer.
Adie performed at Teletype in Owens Illinois where her father Jimmy Ross, a transcriptionist at North Central Behavioral Health in LaSalle County, and Afni in Bloomington, Illinois worked.
Adrienne loved to travel and experience life’s adventures both at home and abroad. One of his favorite visits was to England and Ireland with his sister Kate. She loved Montana (where her grandparents, Al and Edna Brass lived). She loved family vacations with her children and grandchildren in Wyoming, Key West and Disney.
Adie was a lover of all things history, especially the Civil War and Native American history.
Adrienne’s most precious joie de vivre was her family, a family reunion and a glass of Chardonnay. His children, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his large extended family, his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and their families. Adie has always shared her father’s wise wisdom with others, that in the end the only thing that really matters is family…. Adie is survived by her beloved husband, Victor John Pozzi; children, Ramona Ernest (Scott), Rebecca Harmon (Tim), Victor R. Pozzi, Eileen Dominguez (Rocky); grandchildren, Maria Harmon, Desolina Dominguez, Angelina Dominguez, Andrew Harmon, Nate Harmon, MaryKate Ernest, Kelly Ernest; great-grandchildren, Dexter Harmon, Theo Harmon and Ben Edgar; sisters, Jean Worsley, Mary Lou Miller, Kate Friederich and Susan Yusko. She was predeceased by her parents, James Arthur Ross, Lorene Lucille Ross and her brother Jimmy Ross.
Online condolences can be left with the family at www.solontelford.com